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Geriatric IBD hospitalization carries steep inpatient mortality

Key clinical point: A major unmet need exists for better guideline-directed management of geriatric patients hospitalized for inflammatory bowel disease.

Major finding: The inpatient mortality rate among patients aged over age 75 years hospitalized for management of inflammatory bowel disease is four to five times higher than in those who are younger.

Study details: This was a retrospective analysis of all 106,990 hospital admissions for management of inflammatory bowel disease included in the 2016 National Inpatient Sample.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts regarding his study, conducted free of commercial support.


Schwartz J. ACG 2019, Abstract 42.